Kim Ha-seong of the San Diego Padres produced another hit in two games. He also showed brilliant defense.
On the 18th (Korean time), in the 2023 major league match against the Kansas City Royals held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, Kim Ha-seong started as a 6th batter and 3rd baseman and scored 2 hits, 2 walks, 1 strikeout and 1 run in 3 at-bats. .
Kim Ha-seong entered the first plate at the end of the second inning without a runner. He watched Carlos Hernandez’s first pitch, 100.2 miles (about 161 km/h) four-seam fastball, and then hit the second pitch, 98.4 miles (about 158 km/h) four-seam fastball. The batted ball went past the shortstop. However, the inning ended with Rugned Odore and Trent Grisham striking out.
Ha-seong Kim made a multi-on-base run in the second at-bat at the end of the 4th inning, trailing 0-1. He walked on a walk in a runner-up situation on first base. Then, even Odor got on base with a straight walk and took the opportunity to load the bases. However, Grisham and Austin Nola both struck out and failed to score.
In the beginning of the 5th inning, Ha-seong Kim showed off his defensive sense. In the situation of 1st out and 2nd base, Nate Eaton sent a ground ball to third baseman Kim Ha-seong. After catching the ball, Kim Ha-seong confirmed that second base runner Nick Prato was running to third base, and then chose to tag out the third base runner instead of throwing to first base. He threw his body and succeeded in tagging and catching the preceding runner.
After Ha-sung Kim’s good defense, San Diego balanced the game. In the bottom of the fifth, Jake Cronenworth hit a one-run homer. However, Yu Darvish collapsed in the top of the 6th inning. After a Bobby Witt Jr. walk, he was hit by a two-run home run by Vinnie Pasquantino. After allowing a double to MJ Melendez, he got off the mound with a timely hit by Michael Garcia.
Kim Ha-seong recorded a multi-hit in the third at-bat at the end of the 6th inning. With a safe runner on first base, he hit against Josh Taylor. Even Odor hit and the bases loaded safely, and Taylor’s balk came out and third base runner Matt Carpenter scored. Grisham and Brett Sullivan then struck out, but Ha-seong Kim scored with Xander Bogarts’ one RBI in a timely manner. I chased up to 3-4.
San Diego continued its chances. Cronenworth walked out on a walk, and the bases were loaded with two outs. Then Fernando Tatis Jr. stepped in to bat. However, he failed to take advantage of the opportunity as he was out with a floating ball to the second baseman.스포츠토토
Ha-seong Kim went on base with a walk against Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the 7th inning with one out and first base. He walked all the way to O’Door on a walk and got the bases loaded with one out. Grisham at bat. However, he struck out again and walked away. Then Chapman’s wildfire came out of Sullivan’s at-bat. Third base runner Juan Soto drove home, but was tagged out and didn’t score.
Ha-seong Kim entered the final at-bat in the bottom of the 9th inning with no runners out. But he fell back to a shortstop grounder. San Diego recorded a losing series with two consecutive losses to Kansas City.